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Medical malpractice negligence

Medical malpractice negligence doctrine is based on the assumption that the issue of medical malpractice negligence in the particular case is not related to technical matters which are within the knowledge of the medical profession, e.g. the doctor will be held responsible for the lack of application of common sense, such …

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Medical negligence or Professional negligence

Medical negligence or Professional negligence is defined as absence of reasonable care and skill, or willful negligence of a medical practitioner in the treatment of a patient, which causes bodily injury or death of the patient. Negligence is defined as doing something that one is not supposed to do, or …

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Patients rights and privileges

Patients rights and privileges (1) He should furnish the doctor with complete information about past illness, and family history of diseases and the facts and circumstances of his illness. (2) He should strictly follow the instructions of the doctor as regards diet, medicine, mode of life, etc. (3) He should …

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Duties of a doctor

Duties of a doctor Duty refers to the obligation to act or refrain from acting in such a way that a patient’s medical condition is appropriately diagnosed and managed so that a patient is not exposed to an unreasonable risk of injury. The following are the various types of duties …

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Doctors professional misconduct

Doctors professional misconduct It is any conduct of the doctor which might reasonably be regarded as disgraceful or dishonorable. The conduct of the doctor is judged by professional men of good repute and competence. It involves an abuse of professional position. WARNING NOTICE: A registered medical practitioner is required to …

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State medical council

The State medical council are autonomous bodies established under the State Medical Council Act. Each of these Medical Councils consists of members elected by the registered medical practitioners and those nominated by the State Government. The president and the vice-president of the Council are elected by the members from among …

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Medical law and ethics

Medical law and ethics The medical profession is governed by legislation and by a Code of Ethics and Etiquette. Ethics is a voluntarily self-imposed code of conduct by the medical profession. The broad principles of Medical law and ethics are formulated by National and State Medical Councils and the World …

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Crime scene evidence collection

Crime scene evidence collection – Basic Rules for Preservation of Medico legal Evidence: For evidence to be legally accepted by the Courts: (1) It must be obtained in a legal manner. (2) It must be relevant to the issue. (3) The chain of custody of the item must be intact and …

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